Street art walk
Discover the best of Melbourne’s world-renowned street art scene on this self-guided walk through the city’s laneways.
The artwork is as changeable as Melbourne’s weather, so you'll always see something new.
This walk is approximately 3 km and takes around 2 hours.
Sights on this walk
1. Duckboard Place
The street art in Duckboard Place includes two towering artworks: Fintan Magee's portrait of a man carrying a tree, and Steen Jones' tattoo-style tribute to Melbourne.
Make sure you look out for two Banksy parachuting rats on the left before turning the corner.
This lane is also home to world-class dining options, including restaurants Pastuso, Tonka and Lee Ho Fook.
Continue down Duckboard Place to find more street art in AC/DC Lane.
2. AC/DC Lane
Don't miss the huge portrait of AC/DC's Malcolm Young and the 3D sculpture of Bon Scott bursting through the wall.
Diehard fans should head to nearby Swanston Street where the band filmed the music video 'It's a Long Way to the Top' in 1976.
3. Hosier Lane
Grab a seat at MoVida or Tres a Cinco to soak up the vibe and make sure you look up to see Adnate's portrait of an Indigenous boy gazing towards the river.
4. Flinders Way
5. Presgrave Place
Presgrave Place is known for its charming collection of framed art, featuring photographs, posters, stickers and works made from recycled materials.
Head down Howey Place to find this fascinating laneway.
6. Tattersalls Lane
Stroll past restaurants serving Asian-inspired dishes towards laneway bars Section 8 and Ferdydurke.
Towering above the laneway is a portrait of woman with feathers, a collaboration between artists Adnate and Shida from 2012.
7. Drewery Lane
Created by the families and friends of war veterans, this evolving artwork is guaranteed to pluck at the heartstrings.
Venture down Drewery Alley to see Jaz Mishap's glowing apparition, created for the Flash Forward street art program.
Explore the multi-storey venue Her, a vertical laneway soaring over Drewery Lane. Feast on Thai BBQ at BKK, listen to records in the Music Room, and sip rooftop cocktails.
8. Guildford Lane
As you walk along, take note of the mural by Melbourne based artist Mike Makatron on an old electrical substation door.
Stop in and grab a bite at Krimper or Brick Lane, or book yourself in for a coffee and a pat at the Cat Cafe.
9. 436 Queen Street
10. Blender Lane
An incubator of ideas for many underground street artists, the lane was named after the now-relocated Blender Studios, which was influential in the development of Melbourne's street art movement.
More to explore
Upper West Side Arts Precinct
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